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Rupert Murdoch Resigns From Boards of News Corp. Subsidiaries

Rupert Murdoch has resigned from several subsidiary boards ahead of a News Corp. split of entertainment and news properties

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch has resigned from a number of subsidiary boards in his company, the company announced on Saturday.

"Last week, Mr. Murdoch stepped down from a number of boards, many of them small subsidiary boards, both in the U.K. and U.S.," said a company spokesman.

"This is nothing more than a corporate housecleaning exercise prior to the Company split."

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According to British legal filings, he resigned as a director of the NI Group, Times Newspaper Holdings and News Corp Investments in the U.K. last week. He also quit a number of News Corp.’s U.S. boards, the details of which have yet to be disclosed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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The company announced last month that it would be splitting its publishing entities off from its more lucrative film and television businesses. Both would be publicly traded.